Media Comment by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 5th June 2009:
Unity talk to form PR-BN government never arose or discussed at any PR leadership meeting – I read of so-called unity talks to form Umno-Pas government in the media
I attended the 15th PAS Muktamar opening ceremony at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam this morning and left after lunch.
The media have been chasing after me to comment on what PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang said in a media conference after his presidential address.
I do not know what Hadi actually said, but in view of the public interest on the question of “unity talks”, I have two comments while making the general observation that political parties and political leaders must prepared to talk to anyone on any issue concerning public interest, viz:
Firstly, that the question of unity talk to form a Pakatan Rakyat-Barisan Nasional government never arose or discussed at any Pakatan Rakyat leadership meeting.
Secondly, on the so-called unity talks to form Umno-Pas government, it is something I read in the media. The subject was never discussed or raised in any PR leadership meeting.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor